He has dedicated his life to metalwork, while I dedicated mine to woodwork.
We have now both become teachers (wait for it... I have another brother who is a teacher as well) and we try to pass our passion onto the younger generations. He was recently involved with helping on the build of a new Iron Age Forge for Ruskin Mill College. He is such a talented and knowledgeable metalworker - trained as a blacksmith and then did a 5 year Farrier apprenticeship - not for the feint hearted! But like most Farriers, the body can only take so many Shire horses sitting on you, race horses kicking you...
Interview with Garrick:
The Forge: Knife Making Craft Workshop, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
|Can't find the great picture from the paper of him nailing on the horse shoe (did you make it Garrick?!) to finish off the workshop. I know he got his students to make the scroll bars. No electricity, up a hill, surrounded by woods - and the crazy thing? He does not even get to work in this workshop - got another one on another hill in the woods...|